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The French botanist Philbert Commerson (1727-1773), who gave the plant the name Hortensia, after his girlfriend Hortense Barre.
Another, less exotic explanation, is that hydrangea simply means a plant that belongs in gardens, since hortus means garden.
In 1789, the first living Hydrangea was introduced to England by natural scientist Joseph Banks, a explorer who sailed with James Cook.
In Denmark, Hortensia is a very widely used garden plant.